Former Managing Director, Tata Power, was recently the President of the All India Management Association (AIMA). During his long and illustrious career, he has been associated with core sectors such as steel, power, telecommunications and real estate, with leading organizations such as Tata Group, Motorola and Hirco. He graduated from IIT Kharagpur and holds a PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has participated in executive training programs at both Harvard and INSEAD Business Schools.
Currently a Partner Rio Bravo Investimentos Ltda., has led multiple large- scale assignments in a career spanning over 3 decades. Mr. Putz was CEO and President Brazil of Namisa Nacional Minérios, Founding Partner of Verena Ventures, CFO Brazil of Brasil Telecom S/A. and CFO Brazil of Telefonica Empresas S.A. Mr. Putz has multiple degrees in business management including Post-Graduation in Business Management from FGV - Fundacao Getulio Vargas, MBA from IMD Switzerland and an Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School.
Is currently a Partner / Director at JLA – JL Alquéres Consultores Associados Ltda and has had a distinguished career spanning over 50 years with leading Energy companies. Mr. Alquéres has served as National Secretary of Energy, CEO of Light Servicos de Eletricidade S.A., CEO of Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte Ltda, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Eletobras - Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A.and Managing Director of BNDESPAR and Cia Bozano Simonsen. Mr. Alquéres is a Civil Engineer Post-Graduate in Regional Planning from OEA Brazil and a Post-Graduate in Electric Energy Expansion Planning from Chicago University, USA.